Offers Over £299,000
Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 8HU
Balmore Road, Bardowie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6ES
OPTION TO PURCHASE ADJOINING FIELD OF APPROXIMATELY 1.5 ACRES.A magnificent, five bedroom, detached bungalow which has been re-modelled and significantly extended, set amidst an expansive, double feu. This deceptively spacious home exudes charm and character and offers nine principal apartments over two levels of around 3000 sq ft of accommodation. “Greenways” is one of the most admired properties to grace this exclusive, enclave of Bardowie and occupies a particularly enviable position on the corner of a private access road, shared with only one other neighbouring property and which leads to the driveway, double garage and rear entrance. The position also affords uninterrupted views to the front across the adjacent field and the waters of Bardowie Loch and Bardowie Castle itself, taking in the Campsie Fells in the distance. The hamlet of Bardowie is surrounded by picturesque scenery including the local beauty spot of Bardowie Loch which is home to Clyde Crusing Club Dinghy Section and a number of beautiful walks and the nearby suburbs of Milngavie and Bearsden lie 2.5 miles and 3 miles respectively and offer a wide selection of amenities to suit all your daily requirements. Both offer train stations with frequent rail services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield and the area is home to excellent local and private schooling options.
Outside, the front garden is accessed by wrought iron gates and the symmetrical garden is laid to lawn dissected by a gravelled path to the front entrance which is complimented by a periphery of low shrubs and beautiful arched stonework. A side gate and electrical vehicle gate accesses the driveway and double detached garage with power, lighting and remote door. Particular attention should be paid to the rear garden which is essentially a double plot and could perhaps, be split to offer development potential to the rear section, subject to the necessary planning consents. As it stands, it beautifully supports the size and scale of “Greenways” and is thoughtfully landscaped with a sizeable, timber deck along the rear of the property, next to an ornamental pond with waterfall, home to some impressive coy carp (which may be included in the sale.) The garden is laid to lawn and a trellised entrance leads to a further, level, lawned section which is home to a garden shed, greenhouse and the gardens are well-screened by bordering trees and hedgerows and face south enjoying the best of the day’s sunlight. Inside, the proportions and specification are immediately evident on entering the entrance hall which is complimented by a truly stunning, herringbone, solid wooden floor, leaded glass entrance, decorative stone fireplace and solid oak staircase. The entrance is wood panelled to dado height and the accommodation continues to the two versatile public rooms at the front, both with ornamental fireplaces with wood burning stoves and enjoy dual aspects including stained glass windows along with three pane window arrangements to the front, affording the impressive views. Further features include the original bell pushes and the servants bell system can be found in the kitchen which until recently was operational. The heart of the home is unquestionably the expansive kitchen/dining room which measures 27’9” x 25’0” at widest points. The kitchen includes white, Shaker style units, a range of integrated appliances and beyond the breakfast bar area, opens to a dining room with several windows and French doors to the rear garden and decking. There is an adjoining utility room, downstairs WC and a side entrance to the driveway and garage. Two bedrooms are formed on the ground floor and are served by a refitted, four piece shower room with further impressive, stained glass window above a substantial, traditional style heated towel radiator. Stairs lead to a galleried landing off which, are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The large, master bedroom suite also includes an adjoining en-suite bathroom with large, walk-in shower enclosure at the end of which, a door leads to a sauna with electric, Vito Elektro sauna from Finland.
In summary, a truly stunning, detached, family home with an expansive, south facing, rear garden affording views of Bardowie Loch. EPC Band D
Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6EY
HD Video Available. One of Scotland’s most impressive and historically significant homes, Bardowie Castle is an exceptional category ‘A’ listed castle set amidst majestic grounds of approximately 10 acres including loch frontage of Bardowie Loch. Steeped in history including some of Scotland’s most prominent lairds and reputedly, the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor, the castle contains Scotland’s oldest original Stone Keep dating from the mid 16th century.
This magnificent family home has been meticulously restored and refurbished both internally and externally and affords spectacular panoramic views across the expansive gardens and private jetty, to the loch itself.
Bardowie Castle enjoys an idyllic situation on the northern shores of Bardowie Loch surrounded by rolling countryside and lies at the end of the oldest lime, tree lined driveway in Scotland. Although secluded, the highly sought after hamlet of Bardowie is within close proximity of Glasgow City Centre, approximately seven miles away and the nearby suburbs of Milngavie and Bearsden, two miles and three miles away respectively, offer an extensive array of amenities. There are a number of sports centres, excellent local schooling and it is also a convenient destination for those wishing private school tuition from a choice of nearby schools in and around Glasgow including The High School of Glasgow, The Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy, St. Aloysius and Hutchesons' Grammar.
Arterial road networks link to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh and the location is within easy reach of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Mugdock Country Park and all of Scotland’s top golf courses. Motorway networks provide easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, twelve miles and forty five miles respectively and the private Cumbernauld Airport, sixteen miles.
The grounds include extensive lawned areas including the former orchard, a recently resurfaced tennis court, a beautiful, walled garden which borders the patio sitting adjacent to the water’s edge. A selection of outhouses are formed around the enclosed rear courtyard with security gates and include two separate sizeable garages and further parking for several vehicles.
The accommodation of the Castle also includes two self-contained, two bedroom apartments, both with interconnecting door to the main property. Internally, the meticulous restoration is immediately apparent within the reception hall with flagstone flooring and the specification also includes under floor heating, rewiring, plumbing,engineered double-glazed sash and case windows by Blairs windows, internal vacuum points and refurbished kitchen, bathroom and en-suite fittings. Fibre optic broadband was installed within the last month. A clear overview of the accommodation can be viewed on the floorplans within, however, in brief comprise
The Main House - Reception hall, WC, drawing room, dining room, dining kitchen, garden room, snug, games room, utility, six bedrooms, all with en-suite, several dressing rooms and a stone staircase leads to the original Great Hall within the Stone Keep.
The West Wing - This could be utilised as a self-contained apartment comprising of a fully fitted gymnasium or potential double bedroom, a lounge open to kitchenette and a modern, refitted shower room.
Self-contained Apartment - Accessed via an entrance vestibule is the lounge open to dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, both with en-suite and storage space.
In summary, a once in a generation opportunity to acquire one of Scotland’s most iconic homes.
Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, G61 3BU
amidst beautifully established garden grounds. Situated on the corner of Morven Road and Edgehill Road, the home occupies a somewhat elevated position and affords magnificent panoramic views across Bearsden, to the Campsie Fells and Dumgoyne in the distance. Regarded as one of Bearsden’s foremost addresses, the Gartconnell area lies just to the north of Bearsden Cross and is therefore within easy walking distance of the wide selection of amenities contained therein including shops, restaurants, banks, post office and Marks & Spencers Food Hall. The area is served by excellent local schooling at all levels for both denominational and non denominational schooling and is also home to a number of parks, sports centres, golf clubs and Bearsden train station which provides a frequent rail service to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Internally, there are eight principal apartments formed over two levels and the accommodation could be extended further with a conversion of either or both of the integral floored and carpeted garage with windows and heating and/or the floored, L-shaped attic space (measuring 28’7” x 26’6”). This would be subject to necessary planning consents. As it stands, this impressive villa comprises; a broad entrance hall leading to the lounge featuring a bay window, shelved storage press and original fireplace. The beautiful column radiators continue throughout and across the hall, the sitting room includes a matching bay window, solid hardwood flooring and column radiators. The large dining room features an ornate, original fireplace, a bay window overlooking side garden and next to this, the dining kitchen features a range of cream coloured wall and base units, an adjoining larder / storage cupboard and offers a range of integrated appliances including oven and hob. There is ample provision for a dining table and chairs and direct access to the rear garden. Along the hall, a door leads to the integral garage which is carpeted, heated and includes two skylight windows, wooden vehicle doors and as mentioned, could potentially be converted into additional living accommodation, subject to necessary consents. There are several storage cupboards and a WC completes the ground floor. Stairs lead to the upper landing off which, are five sizeable double bedrooms, two feature bay window projections and the rooms positioned at the rear of the property, afford the magnificent panoramic views towards the hills in the distance. There is a shower room with low profile shower enclosure with mains shower, traditional heated towel radiator and from the upper landing a Slingsby pull down ladder provides access to the generous, L-shaped attic which is predominantly floored and includes a window and lighting. Heating is by way of a gas fired central heating system powered by a modern Vokera boiler and double glazing is installed. The beautifully kept and carefully designed gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, complemented by several well stocked flower beds, a number of patios provide a choice of seating area. There is a garden shed, a large greenhouse (approximately 32’0” x 7’10”) and the gardens are well screened by mature trees and bordering hedgerows. EPC Band C